These stations are ready to go. Just print, copy, laminate and go. Very little prep needed!! These drama stations focus on stage directions, dialogue, character analysis, academic vocabulary, author's purpose, and so much more.
I love using stations in my classroom. My students love them too. I find these stations to be an excellent review for my students. It also gives me the opportunities to go around to each group and check on specific skills. I have also found that there are times that I just pull up to a table and use the time to do a reteach. Giving students the ability to manage themselves is such a freeing experience for the teacher.
I will explain how I run stations in my classroom. These stations do not have to be run in this way, but I have found that many teachers are not used to doing this type of activity in their classroom, so having a “how do you do this” page has helped many people.
In this purchase you will find many things.
8 Stage directions cards – These cards have short play excerpts followed by a multiple choice question asking about the stage directions and why they are important to the excerpt. The questions have been mirrored off the questions from released standardized tests.
12 Literary terms task cards – these cards give the students a definition and they are required to provide the word that matches the definition. I have provided for extra blank cards in case you would like to add a few terms that I have not included.
8 Dialogue cards– In these cards, students are given a short play excerpt and asked to pay attention to the dialogue of the characters. There is a multiple choice question following each excerpt. The questions have been mirrored off questions from released standardized tests.
12 meaning of unknown words cards – These cards ask the students to determine the meaning of an unknown word using the context of the sentence (and possibly a dictionary). Students are given a line of dialogue and/or stage directions and they have to determine the meaning of a word. These cards are multiple choice.
8 drama task cards – In these cards, students are given a short play excerpt and asked questions about inferences, author’s purpose, figurative language, character analysis, etc. The questions have been mirrored off the questions from released standardized tests. These cards are a small portion of my drama task card set.
Character analysis with graphic organizer – This station asks the students to read a page long drama excerpt. Students will then analyze one of the characters in the except. Students will fill out a graphic organizer about the protagonist and then write a summary about the character.
Student answer sheet – This is the document to be copied and used by the students.
Station sheet Answer Key – This looks just like the station sheet, except it has all the answers.
Student Station Directions – included with each individual station, you will find a page that gives the students directions for what to do at each station.
Drama Word Wall – I have included my drama word wall with this product because… well, it just might be nice to have, especially before the test.
The in’s and out’s of how to use these stations in your classroom.
These stations have been designed to be completed within 10 – 15 minutes. Your classes may be much faster or slower depending on your students. Please use your own judgement about the timing. Each of the task cards are also a different color and background design. This will help in case there are any lost cards throughout the day. Overall, the stations should take between 60 and 90 minutes. They are easily continued the following day.